The Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (Hong Kong Anglican Church) has a valuable collection of historical documents and records dating from the 1840s. These include administrative and financial records, publications, legal documents, church records, registers, journals, books, personal papers, correspondence, photographs, maps, paintings and artifacts. Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui diocesan and provincial records from 1951 to the present are in relatively good order. Earlier records are now being analyzed, organized and indexed. Some of these are available in digital format. The Archives welcomes scholars and researchers interested in the history of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui and the Sheng Kung Hui tradition in Greater China and in Asia, to make use of our archival holdings for study and research purposes.
The HKSKH Archives was established by Archbishop Paul Kwong in January, 2010. In October, 2012, the Revd. Dr. Philip L. Wickeri was appointed Provincial Archivist. The Archives are housed in Bishop’s House, 1 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong, SAR.
The mission of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Archives is fivefold:
- To organize, index and preserve materials relevant to the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, under the authority of the Archbishop, and in consultation with the Archival Advisory Committee;
- To serve the needs of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, its institutions, churches and members, for informational, historical and research purposes;
- To assist individual scholars from academic and church institutions interested in the history of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui or the history of Christianity in Greater China and in Asia to make use of the archives for their research;
- To promote awareness of the importance of archival preservation and be an educational resource for Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui schools, churches, medical and social welfare institutions;
- To acquire and preserve historical material and digitize documents concerned with on the history of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, the Chung Hua Sheng Kung Hui and the Sheng Kung Hui (Anglican-Episcopal) tradition in Asia.
Individuals requiring further information or requesting access to the Archives should contact Ms. Michelle Lin, firstname.lastname@example.org. Because of limitations of space and personnel, only a limited number of researchers and scholars can be accommodated at any given time. Photocopies may be made at a small charge. Records after 1981 are not open to the public. Application procedures for the use of the archives normally takes four working days.
Philip L. Wickeri (The Revd. Dr.)